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Shizuka Kamei, state minister in charge of postal reform, said Tuesday he will ask about half of Japan Post Holdings Co.’s board members to resign as the government seeks to overhaul the privatization process.

“I think four or five will resign,” Kamei said at a news conference when asked about the fate of Japan Post’s nine board members after former Vice Finance Minister Jiro Saito takes over from Yoshifumi Nishikawa as Japan Post president on Wednesday.

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